|March 1963 - 1106 Diceman Avenue
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Author: curtjester1 Date: Jul 8, 2008 05:03
In late March architect Daniel Thomas McGown flew from his hometown of
Memphis to Austin, Texas to review plans for a new building at the
University of Texas. Following his review McGown rented a car and drove
to Fort Worth on Friday, March 29 and had dinner with his cousin, attorney
George Q. McGown.
After dinner Daniel telephoned his wife in Memphis and wished her happy
birthday. He then drove to Dallas and rented a room at the Adolphus Hotel
so that he could be closer to Love Field for his flight home the next day.
Shortly before midnight McGown walked across the street to the Carousel
Club. As he walked up the stairs to the second floor he was told by a
stocky, heavy-set man the club was closing for the evening.
The next morning (March 30) McGown returned to the entrance of the
Carrousel Club to look at photographs of the strip-tease dancers when a
man crowded in between him and the display cases. McGown said:
"As I was standing there looking at the dsplay case a man crowded in
between me and the display case-apparently to see what I was looking at.
As he movedon around to leave, he accidently knocked all the mail out of
the mailbox that was on the door. The mail that was scattered over the
floor of the entry was a couple of magazines, a few large pieces of mail
and three letters of the same size envelopes all addressed to the same
person: 'Jake Rubenstein.' All of the senders appeared to be girls
names-two of the letters return addresses were in Fort Worth, but the
other was from a Dallas address. The Dallas letter interested me or
rather caught my attention because the name read 'Lee Oswald' and I had a
friend in Memphis with the same last name (McGown's friend from Memphis
was a former member of the Board of Education named Felix Oswalt). The
thought occurred to me that these letters were applicants for performers
in the Carrousel and that Jake Rubenstein was the manager who turned me
away the night before. I made a mental note of the street address which
was Diceman Street. I do not remember the number. I do not believe that
at that moment I definitely planned to go to that address but I wanted to
sight see some of Dallas as my flight time was mid-afternoon. After
driving about for sometime and studying the map (a 1962 map which he kept)
I found I was very close to Diceman Street. I thought I might drop by and
see if Lee Oswald was related to my friend and also to see if she was an
applicant for a performing strip-tease artist. I found the address which
was a typical newly constructed apartment, having entrances along one side
with a balcony walk for the second floor. The mail box directory was close
to the street and when I found the Oswald box I discovered the name
'Harvey' was included-so, I had misinterpreted the name on the letter as
being female-I left immediately and did not attempt to make a call."
In late Marc 1963, while LEE Harvey Oswald was living inan apartment at
1106 Diceman Avenue, HARVEY Oswald and Marina were living several miles
away at 214 W. Neely.
Daniel Thomas McGown was, like Timmer, McBride, the Marines who first
bunked with HARVEY at MACS 9, Valentine Ashworth, Mrs. Davis, Martinez
Malo, Oscar Deslatte, James Spencer, William Huffman, Robert Tabor, Ray
Carnay, Charles Notto, Steve Landes, Leander D'Avy, Donald P. Norton, and
others, ignored by FBI and never interviewed by the Warren Commission.
These people's testimony placed Oswald in a location that contradicted the
Commission's version of "Lee Harvey Oswald's" background and threatened to
expose the two Oswald.